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Posted by Watchman on 10 Dec 2017 13:02:33

Hi everyone, I must say how excited I was to discover this site and hope that someone can remember the old cocoa factory that stood close to Hook station. As a child I can remember the factory when it was gutted by an enormous fire that took days to bring under control. I believe at the time culinary chocolate was being manufactured because the father of a friend of mine worked there and he often used to share some of this bitter tasting chocolate with me. What really stands out in my mind the the persistent smell of the burnt out building that seemed to reflect the contents within ... a strong burnt cocoa bean smell! At the time we had experienced a very hard winter with very heavy snowfalls ... something we enjoyed as children. Anyway, if anyone can recall that event I would very much appreciate their reply.

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